Construction Materials

Mission Statement

  • Perform outreach efforts with public works departments and personnel throughout the state to promote the committee, identify means of  communicating with the committee, and the committee’s desire to support public works projects.
  • Promote the use of the committee members experience, education, and expertise on public works projects for evaluation and critiquing  of state legislation that impacts construction materials on public works projects.
  • Utilizing a collaborate process with committee members, assess and address issues in relating to WSDOT s Materials such as; Surface Treatments, Pavements, Pervious Paving materials, Bituminous Material, etc. of the WSDOT/APWA Standard Specifications for Road,  Bridge and Municipal Construction. 
  • Develop and update General Special Provisions (GSPs) to meet Local Agency needs and input, that complement  materials specifications of the WSDOT/APWA Standard Specifications. 
  • Obtain pre-approval of Materials GSPs for FHWA-funded projects, aided by WSDOT Highways & Local Programs staff.

Chairs

Member list to the right has contact info when clicked.

  • Cody Hart, 360.855.2333 ext. 207, CodyH@CRHeng.com
  • Erik Jenkin, 509.477.7434, ejenkin@spokanecounty.org


Update to the 2018 WSDOT Standard Specifications
for Road, Bridge, and Municipal Construction

The APWA-WA Construction Materials Committee is pleased to have developed the most comprehensive Division 5 special provisions for Local Agency use in committee history.  The attached March 2018 APWA 5-04 GSPs provide numerous alternatives that are not available through the existing state standards as well as Low Impact Development construction specifications that are commonly needed on Local Agency projects. 

Highlights:

  • PROVIDES 3 OPTIONS FOR MIX DESIGN APPROVAL
    • WSDOT QPL
    • Contractor Mix Design Sealed by a PE
    • Mix Design by City or County Lab
  • RAP AND RAS
    • Max. 20% RAP
    • RAS is Not Addressed
      • Limited Markets
  • WARM MIX IS ALLOWED
    • Technology Needs Approval
  • ACCEPTANCE IS NON-STATISTICAL
    • CPF Remains
    • AC Content / Gradation
      • Va is an Option
    • Compaction
    • Max CPF is 1.00
  • COMMERCIAL MIX SURVIVES
    • Same Situations as Before
    • Testing is at Discretion of Engineer
  • COMPACTION REQUIREMENT
    • 92% of Rice Density
      • Lack of Traffic Densification
    • Max CPF is 1.00
  • “NO HOLES” TEST METHOD
    • Nukes Not Correlated to Cores
      • Correlations Tend to be Small
    • Cores Can be Cut When Requested
      • Time Limit on Request
      • Engineer Selects Locations
        • Not in Wheel Path
    • Contractor Pays for CPF <1.00
      • $200 per Core
  • MAKES MTV/MTD OPTIONAL
    • Hard on Subsurface Infrastructure
    • May be Used by Request
    • Can be Added to Contract
  • ADDS OSCILLATORY ROLLER
    • Newer Tech Not Previously Addressed
    • OK for Bridge Decks
  • TACK COAT
    • May be Omitted on New, Clean Paving
      • Engineer’s Discretion

  • HMA SAMPLING
    • 3 Samples are Minimum for Any Job
      • Engineer’s Discretion for <400 Tons
    • Only 1 Must be Tested
      • If CPF is <1.00, All 3 Tested to Determine CPF
    • Retest May be Requested
      • $500 for Failing Retest
  • DEFECTIVE WORK
    • Contractor May Propose Corrective Action
    • Owner Determines if Acceptable
  • UTILITY ADJUSTMENTS
    • Raise to Grade Prior to Final Lift
    • Owner May Waive Requirement
      • When Requested
      • When Other Details are Provided
  • WORK PLAN SUBMITTALS
    • Planning/Milling
    • Paving
    • Minimum Requirement Defined in Spec.
  • PRE-PLANING METAL DETECTION
    • Required by Contractor
    • Damage Claim not Allowed for Hitting Buried Casting
  • PRE-ACTIVITY MEETINGS
    • Planning/Milling
    • Paving
    • Daily
    • Scalable
      • Formal
      • Tailgate
    • Suggested Agenda in Spec.

Other GSPs

  • 2-06     SUBGRADE - PERMEABLE PAVEMENTS
  • 4-SA1  ASPHALT TREATED BASE
  • 4-SA2  ASPHALT TREATED PERMEABLE BASE
  • 5-04     POROUS HOT/WARM MIX ASPHALT
  • 5-06     PERVIOUS CONCRETE PAVEMENT
  • 9-03     AGGREGATES FOR ATB



    Total Member : 14
  • Mr. Cody R. Hart, P.E.
  • Mr. Bruce Floyd
  • Mr. Chris A. Sneider, PE
  • Mr. David Sorensen
  • Mr. Derek Mayo
  • Mr. Joel Graff
  • Mr. Matthew S. Rasmussen, PE
  • Mr. Paul Lennemann
  • Mr. Paul D. Reed
  • Ms. Ruth W. McIntyre
  • Ms. Samantha A. Trone
  • Mr. Steven Allen Read, PE
  • Ms. Kristina B. Nelson, PE
  • Mr. Weston Ott, PE
2016 Year End Report - Construction Materials Committee.pdf 2016 Year End Report - Construction Materials Committee.pdf
March2018_APWA_5-04GSPs.docx March2018_APWA_5-04GSPs.docx
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